California is evolving to a new system of testing and accountability that will weigh eight priorities, including school climate and parent engagement, to judge school progress. An education law, passed in 2013, orders a new generation of computer-based standardized tests, starting with Common Core assessments of English language arts and math in 2015.
Workshop participants expressed concerns about data timeliness, local indicators, how data relate to districts’ accountability plans, and how charter data are reported.
E.M. Grimmer Elementary in Fremont, which has a high percentage of low-income and Latino students, was among 19 district schools – or 58 percent – that were ranked at the highest level in math on state standards.
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Civil rights groups counted on ESSA accountability rules to force the state board to take tough actions.
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The coalition believes the new school dashboard minimizes the importance of 11th-grade Smarter Balanced results.
More than 100 U.S. schools are using an international test of 15-year-olds to see how they stack up against others around the world.
Citing duplication, the state's third-largest district sought to drop the 11th-grade Smarter Balanced test.
The state formed committees to support implementation of the Common Core standards, Next Generation Science Standards and History-Social Science standards.
State officials will administer the new test, not the old test in place since the 1990s.
To measure achievement, CORE Districts take into account both the number of students meeting standards and how much academic growth students are making each year.
The U.S. Department of Education has rejected California’s request to begin administering online tests this spring based on new science standards.
It also decides which schools' English learners will fall in the accountability system's low-performing "red zone."
State Board of Education should change how the progress of English learners is measured to make the system more fair.
California argues that the online testing format squares with the federal 'Testing Action Plan' to reduce the time students spend taking standardized tests.